With the holidays right around the corner, Rockefeller Center in New York City is preparing for its annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony. However, this year's tree soon became the center of viral jokes and memes once photos of it emerged online.

Now, it looks like Rockefeller Center isn't putting up with the jokes anymore.

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On Nov. 11, Rockefeller Center revealed its official 2020 Christmas tree. The Norway Spruce was selected in Oneonta, New York and made its way by truck to the iconic Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center also shared just how the massive tree was transported to New York City. It took multiple workers and a construction crane to cut down the tree and get it ready for delivery.

In the midst of all of this, the workers managed to not see a tiny owl that ended up traveling to New York City while trapped inside the wrapped tree. The owl - now named Rockefeller - was relocated to the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, New York.

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When the majestic tree finally arrived at Rockefeller Center on Nov. 14, onlookers weren't too impressed. It looks like the Christmas tree had a bit of a rough journey on the way to its final destination.

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Now, it looks like Rockefeller Center isn't putting up with the tree jokes any longer. On Nov. 18, the official Twitter account had the most savage response to those pointing out the sad state of the tree.

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The decorated Christmas tree will officially be unveiled on Dec. 2. The tree will be covered in more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights and topped with a giant Swarovski star. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of the public won't be able to see the tree lighting in person this year. However, the ceremony will be broadcasted on Dec. 2 at 8 P.M. PT on NBC.

What are your reactions to Rockefeller Center's response to the tree jokes? What do you think the tree will look like this year? Let us know in the comments below.